New head coach Oktay Mahmuti will have to try to lift Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul out of the Top 16 Group E basement without the help of the team's best assist-maker. Veteran point forward Emir Preldzic will miss six or more weeks with a broken foot suffered in a weekend domestic game, the club confirmed on Monday. Preldzic (2.06 meters, 30 years old) was averaging 5.1 points, 4.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 10 games of his first 7DAYS EuroCup season. He played the 10 previous seasons in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, having come to Galatasaray last year after one year at Darussafaka Istanbul following his first eight with Fenerbahce Istanbul. Galatasaray is 0-2 in Group E as it prepares to host Herbalife Gran Canaria (1-1) on Tuesday.